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Candy Crush is the sweetest addiction to hit our smartphones this year, by far. It's a huge time sink and despite being immensely frustrating in the later levels, people just can't stop playing. So this gave us an idea. Candy Crush is just like real life. Here are 8 lessons we can learn from it.

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Life is not always fair. Sometimes you get lucky with a good board, sometimes you don’t. Deal with it.


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Persistence is the key to success. If you persist long enough, one of these days you are bound to get it right somehow. Or get lucky. Or both.


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Ask friends for help when you need it. You’ll be surprised at how many are able and willing.


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Help friends as much as you can. Life is all about give and take after all.


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There will not always be friends who can help you out. It happens. Suck it up and wait.


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You won’t always understand what’s going on. That’s fine, you’re not expected to.


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Chocolate is evil. It will mess things up.


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Life is equal parts fun and frustrating. It is full of challenges every step of the way, yet it can also be sweet and colorful!


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Joni Cham is the author of the novel “In My Mother’s House.” She blogs at www.soyoufound.me.







Do you agree or disagree with these lessons? How often do you play Candy Crush? Share in the Comments Section.

Joni Cham


Joni Cham has recently published her first novel, "In My Mother's House." Copies are available at these locations or you may order online here if you're in the Philippines or here if you're anywhere else.



 


She is currently working on her second book, a collection of short stories tentatively titled "Daughter and Other Stories." She aims to finish this by the end of 2013. This, while she pre-writes her second novel.



 


For a day job, Joni works as an intelligence analyst at a risk consultancy firm in Manila, Philippines. She relaxes by reading both fiction and nonfiction books, as well as relearning Mandarin, which she does by singing 光良's songs. She blogs atwww.soyoufound.me.

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